Entries by Stephanie Ferdelja

COVID-19 statement

Please take the time to read the advice from our Executive Officer outlining our commitment to you going forward in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In summary, we will strive to provide the same level of support but in different and creative ways. Please click to view here Feel free to contact Stephanie Ferdelja, Senior Rural […]

Update – Farm Machinery Improvement Program

The highly successful Farm Machinery Improvement Program, providing up to $10,000 (excl-GST) per eligible cropping or grain farm businesses in Millewa and surrounding areas, fully allocated all funds on 11 March 2020.  Current advice from VFF, administrators of the grant, is that eligible farmers can still apply.  In the event further funds become available (either […]

FHA $750 Stimulus Payments

As part of the Australian Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus, they have announced one-off payments of $750. Current recipients of the Farm Household Allowance are eligible to receive this payment. This payment will be automatic, with most payments to be made between 31st March to mid-April. This payment is exempt from tax, and wont […]

Drought Support Millewa

 Agriculture Victoria has compiled a list of support for farmers in the Millewa and surrounds. Please click here to see the full list for links to financial and employment support, technical support, personal and family support and regional support.          

Merry Christmas

  During the Christmas Period, our offices will close from 5pm Monday 23rd December 2019 and reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020. The Board and staff at SunRCS wishes you a Merry Christmas and a safe and relaxing festive season. We look forward to being of assistance in 2020. For emergency contact during this period, please phone 0431 374 546. […]

Farm Machinery Improvement Grants now open

The Farm Machinery Improvement Grants Program is now open to farmers in the Millewa area. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist with maintenance of farm machinery and equipment, including tractors, harvesters, seeders and hay baling equipment. Victorian Farmers Federation are delivering these grants as part of the Victorian Government’s Drought Response. Information […]

$3000 Financial Drought Assistance

If you are a farmer, farm worker or farm supplier/contractor who is doing it tough because of the drought you may be entitled to receive a one-off payment of $3,000 funded by the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative Round 2. You need to be over 18 years of age, be an Australian citizen or permanent […]

Millewa – Drought Drop-Ins & Discussion groups NEXT WEEK

Our Rural Financial Counsellors will be attending Agriculture Victoria’s Drought Drop-Ins & Discussion groups across the Millewa next week, and will be available to discuss our services and the new On-Farm Drought Resilience Grants. * David Talbot will be in Meringur Tuesday morning & Werrimull in the afternoon * Ashley Kuhl will be at Cullulleraine […]

Drought Employment Program

Expressions of Interest are now being taken for the Mallee Catchment Management Authority’s Drought Employment Program.   The program is part of the Victorian Government’s drought response package and will provide flexible work options for people who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the drought in the Millewa and Carwarp areas.   To […]

New Swan Hill office open

Our new office at 60 Campbell Street is open to provide a free financial counselling service for farmers and small farm businesses across the Swan Hill region. Rural Financial Counsellors Scott Sanders, Lauren Fowler and Marg McKenzie are available to assist new and existing clients. To find out more about the services Rural Financial Counsellors […]